Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Goldfields for a Young Man’s Pick: By Gavin Noller

Many young men left from England for the Colorado goldfields.
Cripple Creek was a great draw of welsh miners, young men seeking western exploits who were members of the Order of the British Empire and Knights of the Realm, but in all cases they sought not only riches but adventure.

Goldfields for a Young Man’s Pick  

By Gavin Noller

I wonder were I'll mine?

Maybe wander 'round a bit—

‘till I find the perfect spot . . .

and that's where I'll sink my pick.

Author bio: Gavin Noller is a 13-year-old middle school student in 7th grade. His favorite subject in school is science, and he loves finding rocks and fossils in his free time. Gavin also has a strong interest in archaeology. He is a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and has worked on day-long outreach projects at the Colorado City Founder’s Day celebration, the Cool Science Festival at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Family Geology Day at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

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